Get a different view this summer

Childen cycling © Martin Berry

Childen cycling

Take part in the ‘Tour de Dunstable’ this summer.

We’ve everything you need to pedal your way through the beautiful countryside on two wheels. Collect a free map of routes from the Visitor Centre, where you can also re-fill you water bottle, repair a puncture or get an energy boosting snack.

No bike? No problem! Bikes are available to hire for just £2.50 per adult and kids go free.


Do more outdoors

Kite-Flyings at Dunstable Downs

Take to the skies with your own kite or relax with a picnic on the Downs. Go bird watching and you might even spot a Red Kite. Take in the panoramic views. How many counties can you see?


Can you picture a better place to breathe in fresh air and walk away the cobwebs? Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and it's the highest point in Bedfordshire. 

In the Gateway Centre

  • Enjoy a wide selection of hot and cold drinks
  • Browse the extensive range of new and second-hand books
  • Indulge yourself with a tasty homemade treat
  • Plan your next walk with free maps and friendly staff
  • Discovery the history of the Downs
  • Take home a memento of your day from the great choice in the shop

Family fun

free to explore

With miles of footpaths to explore, hills to roll down and plenty of space for kite flying it is hard to get bored on Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs.